1984 Chevrolet Cavalier F-41 and 1961 Chevy Impala.

February 12, 2013

24 comments

24 comments:

Christopher Fea said...

Dude, this car is beyond rare. I would love to own it!

Turbo said...

Can someone explain the F-41 designation? I realize the hatchback Cavaliers are already exceedingly rare.

Christopher Fea said...

Turbo,

F41 was a suspension & handling package that was available on several GM models over the years. For some reason early Cavaliers that came equipped with the option had emblems on the dash & trunk that said "F41". I can't tell if they actually classified it as a submodel, or if it just was an emblem letting everyone know the car came equipped with it.

Later F41 equipped models (RS / Z24) didn't include stickers or emblems of any kind denoting this option. The only way to tell if the car came with it is to look at the RPO code sticker on the vehicle.

Justin said...

A J-body hatchback of any kind is one helluva find. (Hey, I rhymed!)

Anonymous said...

Haha, what about that nice '62 chevy?

Tony Piff said...

what a tremendous find, and i love the setting as much as the car(s).

i want to be there right now sipping a cup of coffee as the sun sets, chatting with the cranky owner.

Anonymous said...

It reminds me of my 1984 Oldsmobile Frenza S Coupe. That was a pretty good car.

Spiff said...

I love that the entire upper half of the taillight is nonfunctional. Can't imagine why GM bothered to do this.

Andrew David Baron said...

Absolute garbage.

Dave said...

C'mon Ben- I was waiting for the follow-up on the '62 behind it!

Ben Piff said...

I felt pretty clever showing but not featuring the Impala, because the Cavalier grabbed me a lot harder just because somehow I knew it was the rarer OPC. But then I realized I couldn't get a profile of the Impala, so it makes sense to add it to this post.

Loved the collection, loved the area, and I love how quickly I see that everyone gets this car.

a1veedubber said...

As said earlier, F-41 is a suspension trim only, not the model. These emblems are pretty rare as they were only used when a model did not come with the F-41 suspension as standard. The Type-10 came with F-41 so it didnt get these badges, very few lower-line Cavaliers were optioned with it.

Certain 3rd gen base model Camaros also had a F-41 callout badge on the back bumper cover and they are also pretty rare.

a1veedubber said...

Here is a Cardomain pic of a baseline Camaro with the F41 callout:

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/1/2884/1281/7208140004_large.jpg

Anonymous said...

Also known as Vauxhall Cavalier in UK and Opel Ascona in the rest of the Europe.

Anonymous said...

and the chevy monza in brazil!

RVN said...

not opel ascona but opel monza

Anonymous said...

Who is this and why are you taking pictures of my cars. I feel violated...

And my Impala is twice as nice as my ex's shit cavelier.

Ben Piff said...

If it isn't obvious, go to the oldparkedcars.com main page and you'll see that my brother and I are always looking for cool cars parked on the street. Don't feel violated, feel appreciated :-)

Respectful homie. said...

It is violating when the licensed plate is showing. Also, when all you're trying to do is go about your business and find a thread of people taking negatively about a car that means a lot to you, when you didn't ask for a convo about it to begin with. I'm sure the owner appreciates the compliments ... Because I know him ... But I'm even more sure he would appreciate his license plate blurred, at the very least. That car is not a sitter, that owner is not an old disgruntled man, and that car (the Impala) is lucky to be owned by someone who will bring her back to life.

Tony Piff said...

Respectful homie, I understand that it's a surprise, but if you re-read these comments slowly, I think you'll see that everyone is THRILLED to see both of these cars. The negative commenter is missing the point entirely, and we just don't acknowledge him.

Sorry for not blurring the license plates, but that would ruin the photos of these awesome cars.

Also sorry for calling the owner cranky. I meant it in the best way possible, and I'm a little disappointed to hear that he's not a disgruntled old man -- although if the plates are really such a big deal, maybe I'm right. I'm so psyched to hear that he loves his car and his big plans for it.

If either of these cars ever makes it to Portland, hit us up and we'll take you guys out for coffee.

Anonymous said...

You should talk to the owner before you take pictures and post them on the internet. Its called respect. At the very least black out the license plates...I happen to know the owner of the impala and he couldn't be a nicer guy and I'm sure he would have been cool about the situation had it been brought to his attention.

Anonymous said...

All I'm trying to say is I'd have appreciated it if you'd have knocked on my door (15 feet away) and asked my permission. I appreciate what your trying to do, you've actually stumbled on some neat cars but all I'm asking is exercise some common courtesy and ask permission I'd their parked on private property. And I'm not a crotchety old man...

RaVen said...

I love that my car was featured here!!! Thank you for appreciating the lovely 1984 Chevy Cavalier Hatchback!

Respectful homie. said...

Thank you for that friendly reply. :-)